If you are a parent with a small kid at home with a computer connected with Internet, then you have an added responsibility to protect him from the objectionable material littered all over the web.

There are lots of ways and tools, which can do the job for you, all operating on different algorithms. Some of them are free content filters, while others are paid. Some of them are so feature rich that it is highly complicated to even do their installation and configuration, while others are so simple that even a child can do that.

The choice of the best filter to block porn sites, popups and objectionable material to reach your computer depends upon the target person, his level of skills and the level of protection you want to provide him.

Be-Gone is one of the most basic Internet Filter, which looks at the Title Bar of the website for the objectionable words and phrases. If there is a match, it simply blocks the website.

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There are two lists, which you have to create in order to let it work. The black list contains the words and phrases, which you think are objectionable. It searches those words in the Title bar of the Window to decide if the content of the website are objectionable or not. It is a minimalistic approach and is based upon the premise that the Title Bar adequately represents the contents of the page. Although there are exceptions to it in the real world, but, in general, this approach is true.

The other list is a white list, which are allowed to be accesses, even if their Title contains the objectionable words contained in the black list.

B-Gone uses a minimalistic approach to filter content and block porn sites and popups. It is free to download and use. It is simple to install and configure, and as such, it is useful only for some simple purposes, when your kid is not too computer savvy. A computer savvy kid can easily find ways to bypass this filter.

Yet another limitation of B-Gone is that it can work only with Internet Explorer. So, if your computer is having other browsers also there in computer, then you have to think twice before using it.

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